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Camp Staff

Our counselors and supervisory staff focus on the growth and development of each child at camp. The camp directors are available throughout the summer to answer any questions you have about your child’s experience.


Camp Director(s)

Lewis Sohinki
J&R Day Camps, Squirrel Hill Specialty Camps, Noar and Bogrim Travel Camp -- Director

Lewis has served as director at Camp Northland, outside of Toronto, and previously served for four summers as the director of B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp in the Poconos. Lewis, the product of two seasoned JCC professionals, serves on the Executive Leadership Institute of the Foundation for Jewish Camp. He has worked as youth counselor in the Reform movement, the Baltimore Council BBYO director, and the Teen Services Supervisor at the JCC of Houston. He earned a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and a Master of Jewish Communal Service from Baltimore Hebrew University.

lsohinki@jccpgh.org | 412-697-3537 | Summer412-829-7707

Liza Baron
Early Childhood Development Center (Camps K'Ton Ton and Yeladim)
-- Squirrel Hill Director

With 15 years of JCC professional experience, Liza Baron is the Director of Early Childhood Development. Before coming to the JCC in 2000, Liza worked with children in therapeutic foster care. She has a degree in Family and Community Services from the University of Delaware and an M.S.W. from the University of Pittsburgh.

lbaron@jccpgh.org | (412)697-3530 | Summer

Ann Haalman
Day and Specialty Camps -- South Hills Director

Ann Haalman, Director, Children and Family Services and Summer Day Camps, has a Teacher Certificate from the Hayim Greenberg Teachers College in Jerusalem, a B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S.W. from the University of Maryland, and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University.

ahaalman@jccpgh.org | (412)278-1782 | Summer

Kathy Wayne
Performing Arts Camp -- Squirrel Hill Director

Kathy Wayne, JCC Dance Director, is a graduate of Point Park College with a B.A. in dance. Her professional credits include Tokyo Disneyland, Caesar’s Atlantic City and many productions with the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

kwayne@jccpgh.org | (412)339-5414 | Summer

Lauren Goldman
J&R Day Camps, Squirrel Hill Specialty Camps -- Assistant Director of Operations

Lauren has been working at the JCC since 2010 and has been in her current position since 2012. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University in 2009 and her Master of Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012. Lauren attended JCC Day Camp in Youngstown, Ohio, as a camper and counselor, and Emma Kaufmann Camp as a camper. She lives in Kennedy Township with her husband, Brian, and son, Miles. Lauren can be reached at 412-697-3540 or email lgoldman@jccpgh.org.

lgoldman@jccpgh.org | 412-697-3540 | Summer

Marilee Glick
J&R Day Camps -- Assistant Director

Marilee worked in the Pittsburgh Public Schools for 30 years as a classroom teacher and mathematics coach. She has served as Educational Director of the Temple Sinai Religious School for 25 years.

J&Rdaycamp@jccpgh.org | 412-829-7707 | Summer


Meredith Brown
Program Coordinator

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